Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best May Quotes from famous persons: Jack Canfield, Babe Ruth, J. R. R. Tolkien, Henry Paulson, Jonathan Swift. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the May Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
If you’ve got a bazooka, and people know you’ve got it, you may not have to take it out.
The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.
Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book.
Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
You’re beautiful, like a May fly.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want. I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child. I feel quite independent of anyone.
Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.
Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.
I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else.
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.
Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else’s religion, but he’ll accept his gold.
He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.
Ever since the morning of May 29, 1953, when Tenzing Norgay and I became the first climbers to step onto the summit of Mount Everest, I’ve been called a great adventurer.
I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is.
My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives.
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
This may sound mad, but you sort of assume that no one’s going to watch what you do. You go on set, have a lovely time, and then you forget anyone’s going to see it. So it’s always a bit of a shock to be recognized. I get terribly embarrassed.
If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That’s the ‘halo effect.’ Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.
May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.
The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects – things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language – either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.
They may not like us, but they can’t get away from knowing who we are.
You may be able to read Bernard Shaw’s plays, you may be able to quote Shakespeare or Voltaire or some new philosopher; but if you in yourself are not intelligent, if you are not creative, what is the point of this education?
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Your surroundings may change but your essence and your personality pretty much stay the same.
A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.
Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.
I may be dumb, but I’m not stupid.
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ‘social-worker’-judge; it is on them that the universal reign of the normative is based; and each individual, wherever he may find himself, subjects to it his body, his gestures, his behavior, his aptitudes, his achievements.
There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
I couldn’t sell water in a desert. I have no business acumen. I can tell you why you have no business acumen, and I can tell you why your project may or may not work, but I have no ability to make money.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.
The best work of literature to represent the American Dream is ‘The Great Gatsby‘ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It shows us how dreaming can be tainted by reality, and that if you don’t compromise, you may suffer.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
I may play poorly at times, but I’ll always try to give my best effort.
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.
Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.
You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it’s all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
No matter what the circumstances, you always enjoy being around guys that you bond with, win, lose, whatever it may be.
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. It’s a hideous, gaudy place; it may not be the end of the world per se, but you can certainly see it from there.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
May you live all the days of your life.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
If they’re not talking about you, you’re not doing something; you’re not doing anything. So if they’re talking about you, you may be doing something right. And when they talk bad about you, you just use it for motivation.
Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back.
I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.
I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody‘s damned business.
My mother had a saying: ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.’
Here’s what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We’re given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized.
To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.
We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
Everyone has people in their lives that are gay, lesbian or transgender or bisexual. They may not want to admit it, but I guarantee they know somebody.
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
And more importantly, I wouldn’t be the person I am today, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I may not even have been here if it wasn’t for the accident.
And she was fair as is the rose in May.
I’m willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
A good garden may have some weeds.
A man who reads effeminate may well be consistently heterosexual, and another one might be gay. We can’t read sexuality off of gender.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.
Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
You may have heard the world is made up of atoms and molecules, but it’s really made up of stories. When you sit with an individual that’s been here, you can give quantitative data a qualitative overlay.
Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.
We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
The Bay of Bengal is hit frequently by cyclones. The months of November and May, in particular, are dangerous in this regard.
Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make.
If you haven’t used Bitcoin first-hand, you may not get the inherent advantage of a quicker appreciation and understanding of its potential. Seeing assets move swiftly without intermediaries is an eye opening experience, and that is just a starting point.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
I am a doctor – it’s a profession that may be considered a special mission, a devotion. It calls for involvement, respect and willingness to help all other people.
Although circumstances may change in the blink of an eye, people change at a slower pace. Even motivated people who welcome change often encounter stumbling blocks that make transformation more complicated than they’d originally anticipated.
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
Forgiveness is not a feeling – it’s a decision we make because we want to do what’s right before God. It’s a quality decision that won’t be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
Upon the subjects of which I have treated, I have spoken as I have thought. I may be wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them.
Liberalism is assisting quality of life, whatever you may choose.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
Please think of me like an endangered species and just observe me quietly from far away. If you try to talk to me or touch me casually, I may get intimidated and bite you. So please be careful.
Although slavery may have been abolished, the crippling poison of racism still persists, and the struggle still continues.
The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!
Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.
Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
Aggressive, tough and defiant may describe me, but that leaves the impression I’m mean and I’m not. People expect me to have fangs.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
In experimental philosophy, we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur by which they may either be made more accurate or liable to exceptions.
Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.
Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.
One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
From a little spark may burst a flame.
There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best.
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
After May 1940, the good times were few and far between; first there was the war, then the capitulation, and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.
Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.
We’re put here on Earth to learn our own lessons. No one can tell you what your lessons are; it is part of your personal journey to discover them. On these journeys we may be given a lot, or just a little bit, of the things we must grapple with, but never more than we can handle.
Fidel Castro, whatever people may think of him, is a hero in Latin America, primarily because he stood up to the United States.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.
A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Experience demonstrates that there may be a wages of slavery only a little less galling and crushing in its effects than chattel slavery, and that this slavery of wages must go down with the other.
Perhaps the great American Republic, whose interests lie in the Pacific and who has no hand in the spoliation of Africa, may someday dream of foreign possession.
A rebellion is not a revolution. It may ultimately lead to that end.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
I can be a different person at different moments. I may sound chatty and friendly but that could really be a reserved person trying hard not to appear to be an introvert.
To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.
You don’t save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
You have to just accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that that’s your body.
Anything I’ve done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals – however mundane or lofty they may be.
O’ What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.
Life goes on pretty much the same way. I’ve been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Indecision may or may not be my problem.
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
Discipline may be identified neither with an institution nor with an apparatus; it is a type of power, a modality for its exercise, comprising a whole set of instruments, techniques, procedures, levels of application, targets; it is a ‘physics‘ or ‘anatomy‘ of power, a technology.
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
Avoiding inflation is not an absolute imperative but rather is one of a number of conflicting goals that we must pursue and that we may often have to compromise.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I’m doing.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell.
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay.
The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
Tradition is the great misleader because it’s too easy to follow what has already been done – even though you may think you’re giving it a kick. I was really trying to invent, instead of merely expressing myself.
In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give.
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
You may be educated abroad, you may be a great scientist, politician, but you always have a sneaking fear that if you don’t go to temples or do the ordinary things that you have been told to do, something evil might happen, so you conform. What happens to the mind that conforms? Investigate it, please.
The man who runs may fight again.
I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord’s side.
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
You may have the universe if I may have Italy.
What Dred Scott’s master might lawfully do with Dred Scott, in the free state of Illinois, every other master may lawfully do with any other one, or 1,000 slaves, in Illinois, or in any other free state.
We must develop the capacity to see men not as they are at present but as they may become.
Sometimes it takes dealing with a disability – the trauma, the relearning, the months of rehabilitation therapy – to uncover our true abilities and how we can put them to work for us in ways we may have never imagined.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
You may not be able to read a doctor’s handwriting and prescription, but you’ll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
Nothing can be compared to the great beauty and capabilities of a soul; however keen our intellects may be, they are as unable to comprehend them as to comprehend God, for, as He has told us, He created us in His own image and likeness.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
Of all our dreams today there is none more important – or so hard to realise – than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.
Teachers are expected to be teachers, psychiatrists, nurses, sociologists, psychologists, surrogate moms or dads, as the case may be.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.
If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Beetles and butterflies are sometimes restricted to small areas. Each mountain in a range, and even the different zones of a mountain, may have its own peculiar species. But the house-fly seems to be everywhere. I wonder if any island in mid-ocean is flyless.
To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.
SEALs are human beings. We may all have the same haircuts, but we aren’t robots. Some SEALs are great people. Some are not great people. Some have done unspeakably terrible things. You’re dealing with different people, different dreams, different desires.
They may call me a sinner, but I am at peace with myself.
The advice I’ve been giving to people all my life – that you may not be interested in the dialectic but the dialectic is interested in you; you can’t give up politics, it won’t give you up – was the advice I should have been taking myself.
When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better. After all, nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day.
In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it.
When at last we are sure, You’ve been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.
Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Don’t ever know who you may meet, or just because a person may not be dressed up all fancy, don’t mean they’re not an important person. You just don’t ever know who you’re gonna meet in life. So that’s why I look at everybody as equal. Can’t just judge. I treat everybody with respect. Every man.
They may forget what you said – but they will never forget how you made them feel.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
Sense perceptions can be and often are false and deceptive, however real they may appear to us. Where there is realization outside the senses, it is infallible. It is proved not by extraneous evidence but in the transformed conduct and character of those who have felt the real presence of God within.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
We should honor Mother Earth with gratitude; otherwise our spirituality may become hypocritical.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.